Female Solo Trek In Nepal

Women play an important role in Nepalese society. Culturally one must recognize that Nepal is made up of many different cultures. From a majority Hindu inhabitants there are also Buddhists and ethnic groups. For women tourists you are likely to be respected whether you are traveling alone, in pairs or as a duo. Nepalese men are mostly respectful and defensive of solo women travelers. There will be exceptions of course but for the most part there is no negativity associated with traveling alone as a woman in Nepal. The exception here is if you dress provocatively as Nepal is a conventional country. Hot pants, tight shorts, very short shorts, leggings, sleeveless tops etc, are not usual and often regarded as disrespectful (this applies to men as well). Wearing such attire is likely to attract unkind comments. Nepali women will be particularly open to striking up friendships with solo female travelers once the preliminary introductions are done. Some Nepali ladies will be disbelieving of a lone female traveler they don’t know at first but usually this is an exception. For the majority part women travelers are welcomed into family lives more so than men traveler. Women can and do the trek alone many such trips are organized by a Trekking Guide Cum Porter who will help you with your backpack and guide you throughout your trek with all queries you have and details about the places that comes through your trek. However, there are many procedures one can take as a woman before and during a trek that can help keep away from bad or awkward situations that only  women may face. Here are some advices for women trekking in Nepal:

  • Perform Research on the Trek zone: Besides researching on all necessary and unnecessary characteristic of a place, do some research on the Internet regarding specific topics, safety for women in Nepal, pertinent past incidents, etc. One of the more opportune and effective ways is to search for any precedent incidents that might be relevant to any given area of the chosen itinerary. Of Course, one needs to put any positive or negative stats into the truthful perspective, especially if you are an independent trekker. Whether solo trekking can be done on a particular route is easy to uncover. A place with a high number of tourists and numerous lodges, tea-houses, etc will always be more appropriate for solo trekking than other trails. There are excellent sources of information accessible today that make doing such research extremely easy and relatively swift.
  • Preference for references:If you know people who have experience of trekking solo or just a relevant knowledge of trekking in Nepal, try to get as much advice from them concerning places to stay and eat. If you do not have such people in an abrupt circle, make an effort to get hold of someone who does. If all else fails, there are numerous websites with tons of information on such issues. Besides the proposal on hotel, lodges and restaurants, thousands of feedback usually covers all the immediately relevant topics.
  • Choosing Guides & Porters:Even for people who love to trek alone, sometimes there are no other vigorous options other than to take a guide or a porter with you. Especially if you are trekking in less trekked areas (such as Dolpo, Kanchenjunga, etc), lack of crucial tourist facilities such as lodges, restaurants, or even people who can speak Basic English, is not guaranteed. Solo or independent trekkers usually favor Guides who also function as porters, in places full of tourist facilities like Everest and Annapurna, solo trekkers can often be seen with porter’s only.
  • Drink Conscientiously:Probably one of oldest and the most evident of issues but never gets old!! Not just in Nepal but is a universal problem. Rather than just the drinking itself, it is the place and the people you drink with that can generate problems. If the problem is universal, so is the solution as well. Trekking lodges are like any openly place brings in all sorts of populace. Although, drinking with people around you can help you clobber up a conversation and help you make a new friend or perhaps, even, find you a soul mate but it may be best to keep away from places where drinking goes on till late night. If such circumstances arise in lodges, its best to take your thing to your room. Nepali culture, a more hospitable one in itself, sees less of such annoyance and people in Tourism sector are largely supportive in such cases. There are many cases where home community has pro-actively handled such situation to improve tourism.
  • Dress Moderately:Nepalese women dress diffidently and such dressing sense are esteemed and admired here, in Nepali culture. Don’t be core of attraction due to your different attire.  Dress decently and you will be appreciated which will be very helpful to start up a conversation and keep going. In isolated areas it is better to put on long skirts, loose pants and courteous shirts and t-shirts, as too much skin disclosure is not taken in a good way. Tight pants, trendy t-shirts, fashionable shirts, half-pants and even shorts are chill in city areas but bikini is a no-no in Nepal.
  • Pack your bag smartly:The key for a relaxed trek knows what to pack. Pack in as much as essential and as little as possible. Too many clothes will create troubles,  if suggestions from gear list may seem insufficient, take a little extra but keep it as petite as potential. Do not load your bag with exquisiteness products you will not require. Moisturizing lotion and sunscreen will do the work. Pack your bag with lukewarm and light clothes, sufficient socks, comfortable trekking boots, trekking glasses and trekking affable undergarments. Also wearing long skirts will be helpful if you have to respond nature’s call in remote trekking routes. Check trekking mechanism checklist for more details. Methods of packing bags can be found on the internet and YouTube. Even for a trekker with reasonable experience, anything over 8 kg for backpack and over 20 kilos for main bag will requires porters which will be problematic. As far as solo trekking is concerned, a backpack is all you can bring with all your supplies.
  • Carry lots of Womanly Products:Common items like tampons alongside with many other daily goods used by women throughout the world are complex to find in trek zones, even in the popular and extend trails like Annapurna Base Camp and Everest Base Camp. Whatever such items you need, be sure to carry in adequate amount from your home country or the last city before you start trekking.
  • Carry Essential Medicines:You may have some hypersensitivity or other health issues, carry medicines for all potentiality. Unlike western countries, buying most types of medicine is easy and open but as far as medication is concerned it is best not to try out especially when in remote places. Carry medicines for any type of envision situations. Carry medicines for menstrual problem, and other general medicines.
  • Don’t be Condemnatory:Don’t bring postulation fixed inside your head. Other cultures will always seem inferior or strange when viewed with strict pre-conceived ideas. Be empty and settle on for yourself rather than believing meager gossips. Nepal is the preeminent place to start off your trekking knowledge. People here being liberal and humble, you will enjoy trekking experience even if you are a sovereign women trekker. Women are welcomed chivalrously in Nepal. They have much more liberty here than in many other countries. Even with so few companies, goods and services catering exclusively to women, women trekkers in general have never felt insecure regardless of all the shortcomings. In most trekking areas, lodges are mostly run by women, and even the ones run by men habitually operate with many women workforce. There will be lots of such women to help you in case of any issues. Being a Roman in Rome will Women are treasured, cared, loved and given much more priority in Nepal, it is in our culture by default. You will have an awesome trekking encounter and return home with a desire to come back again in your next holiday.

Considering the mentioned tips Great Adventure Treks & Expedition suggest you the following famous treks for your ease and safety, However as we stated you will be completely safe with our professional Guide Cum Porter to help you with all your required information and queries.

Everest View Trek – 10 Days

Everest View Trek as the name suggest take us to a wonderful trek in the Himalayas for 10 days. This trek feature a wide range of mountain  views in the lap of the Himalayas. This trek is ideal for people who want a wonderful view of the mountain range in short period of time. This trek to the base of the world’s highest peak allows you to follow the footprints of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa. The moderate trek to Everest Base Camp trek offers you the life-long memories where you will get to explore the real beauty of the chain of Himalayas from the closest distance. You will walk on the terrains of the Everest region for around two weeks and follow the trails full of rhododendron blossoms on the banks of Dudh Koshi river. On this trek to the Everest region, you will have an amazing time visiting the exotic glaciers, icefalls and the cascading waterfalls on the neighborhood of the Everest. During the trekking journey, apart from Mt. Everest (8,848 m) you’ll also see Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt. Nuptse (7,855 m), Mt. Pumori (7,161 m), Mt. Ama Dablam (6,856 m), Mt. Thamserku (6,723 m), Mt. Kusum Kanguru (6,367 m) and many other surrounding peaks.

Everest View Trek Highlights

  • Visit some of UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Experience the electrifying flight from Kathmandu to Lukla
  • Trek to the base of the world’s highest peak Mt. Everest (8848 meters)
  • Collect blessings from Tengboche Monastery, among the biggest and oldest monasteries of the Khumbu region
  • Catch a breathtaking view of the chain of Himalayas from Kala Patthar
  • Walk past the Khumbu Glacier-deepest glacier on the planet
  • Explore the parts of Sagarmatha National Park- UNESCO world heritage site
  • Witness unique Tibet-influenced Sherpa culture and lifestyle

Best Time For Everest View Trekking

Thebest time for EBC trek is Spring (March-May) and Autumn (September – November). During these seasons, the weather remains quite stable with the bearable temperatures. And you will experience the clearest views of the mountains under the crisp sky in the less humid surrounding. During winter lots of snow may make the trails to higher altitudes difficult. Plus, many teahouses may remain closed in the higher altitudes. While during summer, the trail becomes wet because of rain. And the dense fog may obstruct the mountains views. Despite tougher climatic conditions, if you pack well and make yourself ready to face any hurdles then you can trek in these of-seasons as well. So, the trek to EBC is doable all year round.

Everest View Trek Difficulty

Mt. Everest is the highest mountain in the world and trekking to its base camp is an adventure in itself. Trekking to Everest Base Camp requires a good level of fitness and strong determination to challenge the changing mountain weather. On this trek, you will ascend to the maximum height 5555 meters at Kala Patthar. So, there could be many instances of altitude sickness. And, since the mountain weather is quite unpredictable you may witness varying and unfavorable weather conditions that may add hurdles to your trek. Plus, the mountainside routes are full of boulders and the rugged terrains with the sloppy terrains and uphill climbs. The geography, weather and the altitude may create difficulty to the trek. But if you prepare well and come physically and mentally prepared then you can beat any type of difficulty on the trek.

Detailed Itinerary:

Day 01: Pick up from Airport and drive to your hotel (1,300m/4,264 ft), Hotel Accommodation.

Welcome to Nepal! Upon your arrival, our representative will greet you at Tribhuvan International Airport and transport you to the finest hotel at Thamel. After some rest at the hotel, you’ll join our team meet-up in the office. During this program, you will meet and greet with your guide and other trekkers. In the evening, you can stroll around the main tourist area of Kathmandu.

Day 02: Half day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu. Hotel Accommodation.

After breakfast, you’ll go for a half day sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley. You’ll visit Pashupatinath Temple on the bank of the Bagmati river. In addition, you can also visit Swayambhunath Temple, a famous Monkey Temple, and Boudhanath. On the way back to your hotel, you’ll also visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, a place that holds the history of the valley. In the evening, you’ll get plenty of time for trek preparations. If you’ve missed anything, then you can do short shopping at Thamel or Durbarmarg. Overnight stay at Kathmandu.

Day 03: Fly to Lukla from Kathmandu Airport and trek to Phakding (2,651 m/8,695 ft) 3 – 4 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

Today you’ll begin your Everest Base Camp Trek with thrilling mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. It lies at an altitude of 2,860 m above the sea level. After the scenic flight, you’ll begin your trek through beautiful rhododendron and pine forests to Phakding. The total walking distance between Lukla to Phakding is 8 km. It will take around 3-4 hours to reach Phakding(2,651 m). Once you reach Phakding, you can explore the surroundings and take rest. In Phakding, you’ll get a plenty of options for accommodations. You’ll spend a night in one of the finest tea houses there.

Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar Trek (3,440 m/11,283 ft) 5 – 6 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

Today you’ll head towards Namche Bazaar. You will walk around five to six hours to reach Namche from Phakding. Namche lies at 3,438 meters above sea level. And the walking distance between Phakding to Namche is 11 km. where you will walk for 5-6 hrs. After Phakding, you’ll cross over the Dudh Koshi River and follow the steady path. The route to Namche is long and challenging than the trail from Lukla to Phakding. On the way to Namche, you’ll get a gorgeous view of Thamserku (6,600 m). On the trail, you’ll pass through several villages including Benkar, Monjo, and Jorsale. You’ll also walk through the Sagarmatha National Park, where you may witness some rare wild species like Red Panda, Himalayan Bear, Musk Deer, etc.

After crossing Hillary suspension bridge, you’ll reach Namche Bazaar. It is a large Sherpa town with numerous trekking stores. There are also a number of restaurants, a bakery cafe, pubs to check out as well. Once you reach Namche, the grand view of Mt. Everest will welcome you. You’ll spend a night at one of the finest tea houses of Namche Bazaar.

Day 05: Acclimatization Day at Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,283 ft ) Tea House Accommodation.

Namche Bazaar is a popular stop for taking a rest to acclimatize with the changing altitudes. Walking high and sleeping low is the best way to get acclimatize. So, today for the best acclimatization hike you’ll hike for around 3 hours to Everest View Hotel and Syanboche Airport. Likewise, you can also visit Khumjung village (3,790 m) where you can explore Hillary School and Khumjung Monastery. After exploring all these places you’ll get back to the teahouse at Namche for an overnight stay.

Day 06: Trek to Tengboche (3,870 m/12,693 ft) 5 – 6 hours Tea House Accommodation.

The trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,870 m) takes about five to six hours and covers a 6 km distance. On the way to Tengboche, you’ll enjoy the stunning views of Mt. Everest, Amadablam, Nuptse, and Lhotse. From this day, the trail goes little challenging with full of ups and downs yet, gives the great view of the Himalayas. Further, you’ll trek down to cross the Dudh Koshi river and pass through Alpine forests. After a few hours of walk, first, you’ll reach Phunki Tenga. Again, continuing your trek through a pine forest you’ll reach Tengboche.

Here you’ll visit one of the biggest Buddhists monastery of the Khumbu region- Tengboche Monastery. This monastery sits on the top of the hill at an altitude of 3,870 m. During your visit to the monastery, you’ll get a chance to observe the prayers of the monk. This monastery holds great religious significance as trekkers and climbers come and pray for their successful expeditions. You’ll spend overnight at the best possible tea house in Tengboche.

Day 07: Trek to Monjo (2,840 m/9,315 ft): 7 – 8 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

Today you will trek to reach Monjo. It will take you about 7 to 8 hours to reach there. You will pass Kyangjuma on the way to Monjo. You will rest there for a while and continue your trekking through the rhododendron forest and cross the dudh koshi river.

Day 08: Trek to Lukla (2,860 m / 9380 ft ) 4 -5 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

Today we will reach Lukla after 5 to 6 hours trek. This will be our final day on the lap of himalayas. On the way to Lukla you will pass Phakding and Chopling village.

Day 09: Fly back to Kathmandu from Lukla, Hotel Accommodation.

Normally, the flight from Lukla to Kathmandu (1,338 m) departs early in the morning and takes about 45 minutes. Upon arrival at the domestic terminal of Tribhuvan International Airport, you’ll escort back to your respective hotel. You can rest and relax till evening. Or, you can also stroll around nearby places like Thamel or Durbar Marg and buy some gifts for your family and friends. In the evening, you’ll join a farewell dinner to celebrate your trek accomplishment. Overnight stay at Kathmandu.

Day 10: Final Departure

Time for goodbye! This is your final day with us. Depending on your flight scheduled time, our representative will see you off to the airport. We wish you a safe journey and hope to see you soon!

Cost Includes:

  • Pick up from airport and drive to hotel.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast ( 3-star level hotel.)
  • Half day Kathmandu sightseeing
  • Airport Drop for Lukla Flight
  •  Flight Ticket Kathmandu–Lukla
  • A  professional Sherpa Guide with Government License.
  • Sherpa porter who will carry your baggage(2 people 1 sherpa porter max 20kg)
  • All Accommodation during Trekking (guest House/lodge)
  • Food during Trekking (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner  )
  • Sagarmatha National Park Permit
  • TIMS (Trekkers Information Management system) card
  • Food, salary Transport, clothing for Guide and Porter
  • First aid kit from The Great Adventure Treks and Expedition.
  • Insurance for Guide and Porter
  • Rescue Help in case of emergency (paid by your travel insurance)
  • Lukla – Kathmandu flight ticket
  • Airport to hotel by car
  • Government tax and service charge
  • Airport departure to your sweet home
  • All program as per Itinerary.

Cost Excludes:

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Any kinds of Drinks  (soft and Hard Drinks)
  • Visa, international flight ticket
  • Personal Nature expenses
  • Tips for Staffs
  • Trekking Equipment
  • Rescue and Evacuation cost
  • Kathmandu Monuments fees
  • shower during the trek
  • Bar bills
  • If you use high level accommodation.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek – 13 Days

Annapurna Base Camp lies in the central-western part of Nepal. Blessed with some of the most gorgeous views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range alongside Machhapuchhre, it is the most popular trekking destination in Nepal. This wonderful Annapurna Base Camp trek customized by The  Great Adventure Treks takes you to some of the most picturesque Gurung villages in the Annapurna region. These villages include Ghandruk, Chhomrong, Himalaya, Dobhan, Bamboo etc. From almost all of these villages, you will be able to see some towering mountains of this region.

This trek starts after a 7-hour bus ride to Pokhara. From Pokhara, you will drive to Nayapul. From Nayapul, you will trek right next to Modi Khola. The gushing waters of this region will always accompany you during the Annapurna Base Camp trek. Due to the abundance of water resources, you will be able to see many streams, rivers, and majestic waterfalls in this trek. You will cross these rivers and streams in suspension bridges that make your trek quite thrilling. You will also get to Machhapuchhre Base Camp on your way to Annapurna Base Camp. From both of these Base Camps, you will be able to see mountains like Dhaulagiri, Annapurna (I) II, III, IV; Annapurna South, Gangapurna, Lamjung Himal, Nilgiri, Tukuche Peak, Hiunchuli, and Manaslu. You will trek along many rhododendron forests while you are under the premises of Annapurna Conservation Area. These forests are homes to various animals like snow leopards, musk deer, Himalayan Tahr etc. So, you might get to view these animals in their wilderness during your trek. You can meet travelers from all across the world while you are trekking to Annapurna Base Camp organized by The Great Adventure Treks. So, you will have a chance to interact not only with the hospitable local people but travelers from all around the world. Therefore, you will learn the culture of the villages along the way and the cultures from all around the world in this trek by The Great Adventure Treks. You can also explore two of the most popular cities- Kathmandu and Pokhara- during your trek to Annapurna Base Camp. These two cities are full of many religious, natural, and cultural beauty.

Main Attractions of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek

  • A wonderful bus ride from Kathmandu to Pokhara alongside beautiful hills and rivers.
  • Enjoy some of delightful views of mountains of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range
  • Get to Machhapuchhre Base Camp on your way to Annapurna Base Camp.
  • Trek through various picturesque villages with wonderful views of the mountains
  • See many flowering and non-flowering plants like Rhododendron, Orchids etc as you hike in Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP).
  • If you are lucky, you will be able to spot some rare animals in ACAP like snow leopards, musk deer, Himalayan Tahr etc.
  • A 25-minute scenic flight to Kathmandu from Pokhara that has views of the mountains of the Annapurna region.

Best Time for Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Two of the best seasons for trekking to Annapurna Base Camp are the seasons of Spring and Autumn. Spring falls in the month of March, April, and May while and autumn season falls in the months of September, October, and November. In the spring season, the amount of rainfall, as well as the amount of sunshine, is moderate. The wind speed is also gentle. So, the chances of cloud covering the views of the mountains are also quite low. Spring is also the time when the rhododendron forests in the Annapurna Base Camp light up with its glowing red color. This makes the spring trek to Annapurna Base Camp a unique experience.

The weather conditions of autumn season are almost identical to spring. The major difference is that you won’t be able to catch the spectacular views of rhododendron in autumn. Apart from these seasons, you can also trek to Annapurna Base Camp in the winters. Winters offer the best views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range. There is almost no chance of rain or fuzzy views of mountains.

However, you have to prepare for the cold in the mountainous regions in winters better than in other seasons. There might be snowfall in winters. So, you might have difficulty in tracing the trekking trail. It is almost a compulsion to take a guide in this season. Finally, you can also complete a summer trek to Annapurna Base Camp. But you have to prepare for rainfall well. You need to have the proper gear to protect yourself from rainfall. You will also need sturdy trekking boots with a firm grip to prevent slipping in wet trails.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Difficulty

Annapurna Base Camp trek is a moderately difficult trek. This is mainly due to the low altitudes during this trek. The trekking trails are also quite easy to hike in. The highest point in the Annapurna Base Camp trek is the Annapurna Base Camp itself. It lies at an altitude of 4130 meters. This is quite low in comparison to other high-altitude treks in Nepal. The amount of altitude you will gain each day in this trek is also quite low. The highest altitude gain in this trek is when you get to Annapurna Base Camp from Himalaya. You will gain an altitude of 1200 meters this day. The trekking trails of Annapurna Base Camp trek has some steep uphills as well as downhills. On average, you will hike for 5-6 hours each day in this trek. So, it is extremely important that you prepare well before embarking upon this trek. At least one month of preparation for this trek will be ideal. Running, swimming, cycling, strength training, or hitting the gym to work on your fitness are some of the ways you can prepare for this trek. If you complete at least a day hike before coming for the ABC trek, it will be extremely beneficial. A day’s hike will help you assess how well your body can handle trekking for a prolonged period of time. As the trekking trails are quite smooth, even a person without any trekking experience can complete this trek. But you should make sure that you have had a good amount of physical preparation.

Detailed Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and drive to Hotel (1,365 m / 4477 ft), Hotel Accommodation

You will arrive at Tribhuvan Airport in Nepal. Our representatives from The Great Adventure Treks will meet you outside the airport terminal. They will then help you to transfer to your hotel. Our guide will give you all the relevant information about the hotel you will be staying. He will also brief you about your trek and other related information you might need during your stay in Nepal.

Day 02: Half day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu, Hotel Accommodation

After having a breakfast at your hotel in the morning, you will head out for a half day sightseeing tour of the capital city of Nepal- Kathmandu. Kathmandu is a modern city that still proudly boasts of the heritage of its ancient culture. You can see the influence of this in the architecture of this city, where you can find modern buildings as well as temples of the medieval age.

Pashupatinath Temple:

Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most Hindu temples in the world. It lies on the banks of the river Bagmati. Over a million Hindu devotees come and pay their respects to Lord Shiva in this temple on the occasion of Maha Shivaratri. It is a two-storied temple that has various other temples surrounding it.

Boudhanath Stupa:

Boudhanath, a holy Buddhist site in Kathmandu, was the 5th century C.E. It was established as a World Heritage Site in 1979 A.D. You can find people of all faiths in Boudhanath. They rotate the prayer wheels that are abundant in the temple. People make several rounds of this monastery while they are here.

Kathmandu and Patan Durbar Squares:

Kathmandu Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square were the residential palaces of the kings of Kathmandu and Patan respectively in the past. These palaces embody the wonderful architectural styles of Newari artists and craftsmen. Krishna Mandir is the most popular temple in Patan Durbar Square. Hanuman Dhoka complex is the most visited site inside the premises of Kathmandu Durbar Square. You can also visit the museums located in these Durbar Squares.

Day 03: Drive to Pokhara (828 m /2690 ft) 6 – 7 hrs, Hotel Accommodation.

Next day, you will set out to Pokhara on a bus after having a breakfast in your hotel. The route of the bus takes you along the beautiful, scenic hills along with sights of Trisuli and Marsyangdi River. It is also possible for you to catch views of Ganesh Himal and the Manaslu peak during this bus ride. After a bus ride of 6-7 hours from Kathmandu, you will reach Pokhara. Pokhara is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Nepal. It is a paradise for tourists. This is mainly due to its wonderful landscape, touristic vibe, and its clean, green environment. After you reach Pokhara, you can stroll around the city or spend some quality time in the lakeside.

Day 04: Drive to Nayapul (1070m / 3312 ft) and trek to Ghandruk (1940 m /6396 ft) 4-5 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

After having breakfast in your hotel, you will drive to Nayapul. The ride to Nayapul is one and a half hours long. this day. Birethanti, From Nayapul, you will trek to Ghandruk. The trek from Nayapul to Ghandruk is merely 4-5 hours long. Ghandruk has an altitude of 1940 meters. It is a beautiful village, which is mostly inhabited by the Gurung community. If you have some spare time, you can also visit Gurung museum.

Day 05: Trek to Chhomrong (2170 m/ 7118 ft) 5 – 6 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

From Ghandruk, you will trek an uphill for around an hour up to Kimrungdanda. You can catch some stunning views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Fishtail Mountain (Machhapuchhre) and Gangapurna along the way. After a steep descent from Kimrungdanda, you will reach Kimrong Khola. You will encounter another steep ascent from Kimrong Khola to Chere Danda. From Chere Danda, you will descend for a while followed by a gentle walk to Chhomrong. Chhomrong is a beautiful Gurung village located on the lap of the giant Annapurna massif. Today’s trek to Chomrong (2170 meters) is 5-6 hours long.

Day 06: Trek to Himalaya (2920 m / 9577 ft) 6-7 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

From Chhomrong, the trail initially descends through thousands of steps down to the Chomrong Khola. You will cross a suspension bridge and continue an uphill trek to Khuldighar at 2,380 m. In the yesteryears, there was an ACAP(Annapurna Conservation Area) check post here. You will encounter a clearing in a forest in the ACAP region after trekking from Chhomrong. From here, the trail descends quite steeply onto a rock bank. The trail then becomes a level field as you cross a series of bamboo forests to the right of the river. After trekking for a few hours along the bamboo and rhododendron forests, you will reach Himalaya, which lies at an altitude of 2920 meters. The total duration of today’s trek from Chhomrong to Himalaya is 4-5 hours.

Day 07: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130 m / 13,546 ft) via Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700 m / 12,136 ft) 5- 6 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

An hour’s walk from Himalaya will take you to Deurali. Then you will climb gently through a river bed before an ascent over a steep trail that leads you to a mountainside of Bagar. You might find the hike from Bagar to Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700 meters) a tad demanding. You can get excellent views of the majestic Machhapuchhre along with Mt. Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Gandharva Chuli and Gangapurna from Machhapuchhre Base Camp (MBC). From Machhapuchhre Base Camp, you will head out to Annapurna Base Camp. Forested vegetation, which is the hallmark of the ABC trek, disappears on your way to ABC from MBC. The trekking trail from to ABC from MBC also widens. After trekking for 90 minutes to 2 hours from MBC, you will get to Annapurna Base Camp (4130 meters). The total length of today’s trek from Himalaya to Annapurna Base Camp is 5-6 hours. From Annapurna Base Camp, you will get some of the staggering views of the south face of Annapurna towering above us. From Annapurna Base camp we again get to savor panoramic views of the Machhapuchhre, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Hiunchuli and other peaks.

Day 08: Trek to Bamboo from Annapurna Base Camp (2310 m /7576 ft ) 7 – 8 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

After enjoying the beauty of the mountains amidst the sunrise from Annapurna Base Camp in the morning, you will make your descent back. You will trek back from the same trail you came from. You will walk alongside the river that you were part of during your trek uphill. Today’s trek is mostly downhill. So today’s trek is quite easy. In addition, you will still be able to catch glimpses of some extraordinary landscape by your side. After trekking for 7-8 hours, you will reach Bamboo (2310 meters). You will stay overnight in Bamboo

Day 09: Trek to Jhinu Danda (1780 m / 5838 ft) 5 – 6 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

Initially, you will have to trek uphill until you get to Kuldighar. Then you will trek downhill to Chhomrong Khola. Then, you will trek uphill through stone steps for about an hour before reaching Chhomrong. The trail then descends to Jhinu Danda, where you will spend your night. You will trek for 5-6 hours before reaching Jhinu Danda (1780 meters). In Jhinu Danda, you can enjoy a shower in hot springs. The hot springs are merely half an hour downhill trek from Jhinu Danda.

Day 10: Trek to Naya Pul then drive to Pokhara, 6 hrs trek, 1 hr drive, Hotel Accommodation.

On your way to Naya Pul from Jhinu Danda, we get to enjoy the amazing hilly landscape of ACAP region. You will hike along the side of Modi Khola for 4-5 hours before reaching Birethanti. This will be one of the most pleasant walks of the trip. This day’s trek will be mostly flat. After trekking for an hour to 90 minutes from Birethanti, you will get to Nayapul. An hour’s drive from Nayapul will take you to Pokhara, where you will stay overnight. Note: *If the road construction connecting Jhinu Danda to Naya Pul is complete, driving from Jhinu Danda to Pokhara could be another option.

Day 11: Leisure day in Pokhara where you walk around Lakeside and enjoy the mountain view and other local activities on your own. Hotel Accommodation.

This will be your leisure day in Pokhara. You can go for a sightseeing tour this day. Pokhara has some of the most beautiful lakes in the country. So you can head out to Phewa Lake, Begnas Lake, and Rupa Lake. You can also get some boating experience here. Pokhara is also home to some adventurous caves like Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave, Bat Cave, and Mahendra Cave. So there are plenty of exciting things you can do in Pokhara on this leisure day. Or you can simply take a break and rest in your hotel.

Day 12: Drive back from Pokhara to Kathmandu on a comfortable tourist bus. 7 – 8 hrs, Hotel Accommodation.

You will take a scenic flight/Bus to Kathmandu from Pokhara this afternoon. The flight is extremely scenic as you have the last chance to view the mountains of the Annapurna Region. After your arrival in Kathmandu, you will head out to your hotel. You can enjoy a leisure day, buy some souvenirs, catch up on some last minute shopping or explore any landmarks you missed on your first day in Kathmandu. To celebrate the successful completion of the ABC trek, we will also organize a farewell dinner in the evening.

Day 13: Final Departure.

We will transfer you to the international airport for your flight back home. Our representative will drop us off at the airport approximately 3 hours before our scheduled flight. Make sure that you have your confirmed air ticket with you along with other necessary travel documents. We could also arrange another tour for you in Nepal if you want.

Cost Includes:

  • Pick up from the airport and transfer to hotel
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu in a 3-star level hotel.
  • Kathmandu sightseeing by car.
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara by tourist bus.
  • Accommodation in Pokhara (3 star level hotel )
  • An Professional trekking guide with government license.
  • A porter who will carry your baggage (2 guest 1 porter: 25 kg max )
  • Pokhara to Nayapul by car.
  • All Accommodation during Trekking(Tea House)
  • Food during Trekking (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project Permit ( ACAP )
  • TIMS (Trekkers Information Management system) card.
  • Necessary Equipment( sleeping bag and Down Jacket)
  • Food, salary  Transport, clothing for Guide and Porter
  • Insurance for Guide and Porter
  • First aid kit from The Great Adventure Treks and Expedition
  • Emergency Rescue  Help ( covered by your travel insurance)
  • Nayapul to Pokhara by car.
  • Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus.
  • Airport departure to your sweet home
  • Government tax and service charge.
  • All program as per Itinerary

Cost Excludes:

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Any kinds of Drinks( soft and Hard Drinks)
  • Visa, international flight ticket
  • Kathmandu monuments fees
  • Personal Nature expenses
  • Tips for Staffs
  • Rescue and Evacuation cost
  • Any other special accommodation.

Mardi Himal Trek – 12 Days

Mardi Himal is the name given to the feature of the long rising ridge and its summit that from the southwest lower slope of Mount Machhapuchhare(Fishtail), the famous triangular skyline that is seen from the Phewa Lake at Pokhara. As we shall soon see from a closer and more westerly vantage point, the mountain hold win peak – thus its name, Machhapuchhare, which is English means “Fishtail”. Mardi himal trekking is relatively short and easy trek in the Annapurna Region the Majestic Grouping of Mountains.

Machhapuchhare is the most southern high point of the Annapurna Massif, the awesomely majestic grouping of mountains in the central Himalaya that includes 5 of the 12 highest mountains in the world – all at the close of very close quarters to our route. An eight-day hiking through the forest and on above the tree line and on up to from our high altitude camp at 4,100 m. from where there are the most amazing close quarter’s views of all. In this trek you will be moving to your final destination through the path offering visions of numerous mountains, valley, forests, beautiful lakes, waterfalls. The trek starts from Pokhara where we start our drive till Phedi and start our trekking till Deurali. This is where all adventure and fun begins, you will enjoy your trekking right from this moment. This trek is of its own kind, you will get to see the magnificent outlook of Mt. Macchapuchare, Mt. Annapurna and Mt. Hiunchuli. The national flower Rhododendrons that blooms magically will pilfer your heart. You will come across with the prevailing culture and lifestyles of Magar and Gurung community. This trek can be arranged as a private or joining an existing group upon availability and is preferred by all grade trekkers.

Mardi Khola (River)

Now descending first through the forest, a different route takes us steeply down to the upper Mardi Khola. The torrent that has been the ice and the snow of the Mardi Himal. Although remote and still away from all the much-used trekking routes, our expedition now takes on the moods of the warm valleys and the friendly villages. Here, as we make our way along the bank of the Mardi Khola from the hillside village of siding. Down through the lovely fields, past the simple farms and over the “interesting” bridges, there is no doubt this indeed the idyllic Nepali countryside.

Mardi Himal Trekking Facts

• Destination: Nepal
• Highest altitude: 4500m/14,762ft (Mardi Himal Base Camp)
• Lowest altitude: 1400m (Pokhara)
• Start point: Pokhara
• Departure point: Pokhara
• Accommodation: Hotel in Pokhara and teahouse/lodge throughout the trek
• Other activities in Pokhara: Zip Flyer, Paragliding, Kayaking, Boating, Bungee Jumping

Detailed Itinerary:

Day 01: Pick up from Airport and drive to your hotel (1,300m/4,264 ft) Hotel Accommodation.

Welcome to Nepal! Upon your arrival, our representative will greet you at Tribhuvan International Airport and transport you to the finest hotel at Thamel. After some rest at the hotel, you’ll join our team meet-up in the office. During this program, you will meet and greet with your guide and other trekkers. In the evening, you can stroll around the main tourist area of Kathmandu.

Day 02: Half day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu. Hotel Accommodation.

After breakfast, you’ll go for a half day sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley. You’ll visit Pashupatinath Temple on the bank of the Bagmati river. In addition, you can also visit Swayambhunath Temple, a famous Monkey Temple, and Boudhanath. On the way back to your hotel, you’ll also visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, a place that holds the history of the valley. In the evening, you’ll get plenty of time for trek preparations. If you’ve missed anything, then you can do short shopping at Thamel or Durbar Marg. Overnight stay at Kathmandu.

Day 03: Drive to Pokhara (828 m /2690 ft) 6 – 7 hrs, Hotel  Accommodation.

Next day, you will set out to Pokhara on a bus after having a breakfast in your hotel. The route of the bus takes you along the beautiful, scenic hills along with sights of Trisuli and Marsyangdi River. It is also possible for you to catch views of Ganesh Himal and the Manaslu peak during this bus ride. After a bus ride of 6-7 hours from Kathmandu, you will reach Pokhara. Pokhara is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Nepal. It is a paradise for tourists. This is mainly due to its wonderful landscape, touristic vibe, and its clean, green environment. After you reach Pokhara, you can stroll around the city or spend some quality time in the lakeside.

Day 04: Drive to Phedi and trek to Deurali (2100 m/ 6888 ft) 30 minutes drive, 4-5 hrs trek, Tea House Accommodation. 

After an early morning breakfast, we start our adventure with a drive to Phedi and start trekking from there. We walk on stone steps, terraced fields and through villages and forests before reaching Dhampus where we have lunch. We continue our walk to Deurali which is a small village beautifully located on a ridge with good views of the Annapurna South, Mardi Himal and Macchhapuchhare. Overnight in Deurali.

Day 05: Deurali to Forest Camp (2520 m/ 8266 ft) 6-7 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

Our trail passes through lush forest dotted with the red rhododendrons. The flowers are a common sight in Nepalese hills and it is no surprise that its Nepal’s national flower. Our trail is very quiet until we reach a clearing of the forest camp. We can take rest and explore the area which is also known locally as Kokar. Overnight in Forest Camp.

Day 06: Forest Camp to Low Camp (2970 m /9742 ft) 5-6 hrs, Tea House Accommodation. 

We continue to walk through dense forests admiring Nepal’s rich biodiversity and reach the low camp. From here, the fantastic view of Mt. Machapuchhre (Mt. Fishtail) up the valley is mesmerizing. We can spend some time in the evening observing the local lifestyle. Overnight in low camp.

Day 07: Low Camp to High Camp (3540 m/11,611 ft) 3-4 hrs, Tea House Accommodation. 

We trek uphill alongside a ridge towards Mardi Himal and Macchhapuchhre. The tree lines start getting thinner and the area mostly consists of shrubs with isolated rhododendron bushes along the trail. If lucky, we might even come across the Daphne pheasant (national bird of Nepal) on our way to high camp. We ascend up to the high camp, which the final destination of the day. From here the mountain views are stunning. Overnight in high camp.

Day 08: High Camp to upper viewpoint (4250 m/ 13,940 ft) returns back to High Camp 2-3 hrs, Tea House Accommodation. 

On our trek to the upper viewpoint we ascend and descend, and sometimes on a steep and narrow trail. Our trail passes through pastures and we hike along a narrow ridge before reaching the Upper Viewpoint. The view of the Himalayan vista from here is astonishing. We see Mardi Himal (5587m), Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna south (7219m), Hiunchuli (6441m), Baraha Shikhar (Mt. Fang) (7647m), Tent Peak (5695m), Singhachuli (6501m), Machapuchhre (6993m) and others. We trek back to the high camp for an overnight stay.

Day 09: High Camp to Sidhing Village (1700 m/5576 ft) 6-7 hrs, Tea House Accommodation.

We take a different route in high camp that takes us to Sidhing instead of going back down to Mardi Himal. The different route lets us experience something different and makes our trek exciting.  Siddhing offers a quiet stay for trekkers as it is tucked away from the busier trails. Overnight in Siddhing.

Day 10: Trek to Lumre 2-3 hrs,  and drive to Pokhara 35 minutes, Hotel Accommodation.

After an early breakfast, our trek starts with a walk towards Lumre finally reaching the road from where we begin our drive to Pokhara. After reaching the city. We take a rest and freshen up. In the evening walk around the lake. There are plenty of exciting things to do in this leisure time in Pokhara. This awesome tourist valley is filled with travelers all around the world. There are plenty of world class restaurants here where you can find cuisine from all around the world. You can also go for boating or a thrilling walk in the caves in Pokhara. You can also go for a sunrise/ sunset views from Sarangkot. In short, you are free to spend this day whichever you want to.

Day 11: Drive back from Pokhara to Kathmandu on a comfortable tourist bus. 7 – 8 hrs, Hotel Accommodation.

You will go to Kathmandu today. You will take a tourist bus to Kathmandu. The tourist bus takes around 6-7 hours for you to get to Kathmandu from Pokhara. You will get to see scenic hills, free flowing rivers, and culture of people along the way in small settlement. After you arrive in Kathmandu, you can go for shopping souvenir. Walk around the the Thamel street and there will be a farewell dinner to celebrate the successful completion of Mardi Himal Trek.

Day 12: Final departure.

The Great Adventure Treks will help you transfer you to Tribhuvan International airport. You can catch your flight back home in this airport. The representatives from The Great Adventure Treks will drop you at the airport in a private transport. You will get to the airport approximately 3 hours before the scheduled flight. You need to secure your confirmed air ticket as well as necessary travel documents. We are sure that you will be inspired to visit Nepal again after this trek. We hope that you choose us to plan your next trip to Nepal. Don’t hesitate to write to us if you want to be a part of another tour in Nepal.

Cost Includes:

  • Airport pickup and drop
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara ( 3-star hotel.)
  • Half day Kathmandu sightseeing
  • Transportation Kathmandu to Pokhara by tourist bus.
  • Accommodation in Pokhara ( 3-star level hotel )
  • Professional trekking guide with government licence
  • Porter, who carry your baggage during the trek (2 guest 1 porter)
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek.
  • All requirements paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS).
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, transportation  food, and accommodation.
  • Drive back to Pokhara from Lumre.
  • Drive to Kathmandu from Pokhara in tourist bus.
  • First aid Medical kit
  • Emergency Rescue Help (covered by your travel insurance).
  • All program as per itinerary.
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Airport Departure

Cost Excludes:

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Any kinds of Drinks( soft and Hard Drinks)
  • Visa, international flight ticket
  • Kathmandu and Pokhara monuments fees
  • Personal Nature expenses
  • Tips for Staffs
  • Rescue and Evacuation cost

Besides the mentioned trek please have a look into our other Tailored Trekking Itineraries, we will be more than happy to organize your trek as per your time, interest and budget.

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